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About meRetired librarian. MLIS UC Berkeley. Unrepentant bibliophile.
About my libraryNon-fiction: pre-WWII reference books; wood block illustrated books; subject dictionaries; encyclopedias; books about books; language; vintage cookbooks; food writing; textiles; popular culture & society; Rockwell Kent-Illustrator; Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam: editions, fine bindings, ephemera, variants, reference, criticism.
GroupsAntiquarian Travel Memoirs, Atheism and humanism, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, Book Listers UNITE!, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Books in Books, Books on Books —show all groups, Cats, books, life is good., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Dictionaries & other reference books, Disaster Buffs, Early Science Fiction, Fiber Arts, Food History, Frequently Asked Questions, Happy Heathens, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Librarians who LibraryThing, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Non-Fiction Readers, Rare, Old or Offbeat, Science Fiction Fans, Science!, Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds, Used Books
Favorite authorsChris Van Allsburg, Nick Bantock, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Lee Child, Agatha Christie, Paul Conrad, Elbert Hubbard, Richard P. Feynman, Ivan Goncharov, Baltasar Gracián, Carl Hiaasen, Tony Hillerman, Barbara Hodgson, J. A. Jance, Rockwell Kent, Omar Khayyám, Betty MacDonald, David Mamet, Harold McGee, Herman Melville, John Milton, Dorothy Parker, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Alexander McCall Smith, Raymond A. Sokolov, Edward R. Tufte, H. G. Wells, David Wiesner (Shared favorites)
LocationSanta Barbara, California
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJun 16, 2010
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